Press Releases & Statements

Transcript as delivered of the speech given by UN World Food Programme Executive Director David Beasley during today’s Nobel Peace Prize acceptance ceremony.

BAGHDAD, 10 December 2020 – UNICEF is deeply saddened to confirm that three children were killed in Sulaymaniyah and Sinjar in the north of Iraq, another two were injured this week.

Baghdad, 10 December 2020 - The United Nations in Iraq welcomes the contribution of USD 7.25 million from Germany to a UN-led project to support and assist capacity-building within the Iraqi Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC).

IRAQ Baghdad, 9 December, 2020 - UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has provided legal assistance to over 64,400 people from January 2019 to June 2020, including legal counselling and representation before administrative and judicial instances, thanks to the support of donors such as the European Union (EU).

Baghdad, 9 December 2020 – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Iraqi Prime Minister's Office have reaffirmed their partnership and commitment to preventing and combating corruption in Iraq by signing a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) designed to promote transparency, accountability and integrity in the public and private sectors.

Baghdad Iraq, 06 December 2020: The growing number of suicide cases in Iraq over the past years is a worrying public health concern that can no longer be ignored. If not addressed, it will keep taking a heavy toll on individuals and communities in the country.

Baghdad, Iraq | 8 December 2020 UNHCR welcomes the generous contribution of the Kingdom of Belgium of 1 million EUR toward UNHCR cash assistance for vulnerable Syrian refugees in Iraq.

New York, 10 December 2020 The COVID-19 pandemic has reinforced two fundamental truths about human rights.

New York, 9 December 2020 Genocide is the most heinous of crimes, encompassing all it touches in a tsunami of hate and destruction. It is an assault on our most fundamental shared values.

New York, 9 December 2020 - In recent years, anger and frustration have erupted at corrupt leaders and governments. In some countries, people have taken to the streets with demands for social justice and accountability.

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